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  2. Daddydavek


    While I realize the f*bombs in the dialogue between 17 year old teens are going to happen, the f*bombs in the internal thoughts and self discussion seem a bit gratuitous. "I have always loved math. I love the precision. The definitiveness of it. Writing an English paper is a winding road to hell. Everything is more or less gobbledygook. English and the arts are all about subjectivity. Math is precise. Definitive." I suspect that paragraph reveals more than you know about you. Congrats on your story and on to the next chapter!
  3. FanLit

    Chapter 1

    This series is so moving and every part added hits the right note. 💔 💞
  4. Philippe

    Chapter 6

    I’m truly hoping that announcement is a tease and a play on the title; PANIC! 🙏🙏🙏 MAYBE AN AUTHORS SPECIAL EXTENDED EDITION 🙏🙏🙏
  5. SADLY Sometime after dinner, Lex yawned TIRED
  6. AC Benus

    Finding Joy

    Thank you, Def. Always wonderful to hear what you have to say about one of my stories! I do tend to write about love, huh I guess that's because I only want to write about worthy subjects. Thanks again, and major muahs!!!
  7. AC Benus

    Finding Joy

    Funny you should mention Shohreh Aghdashloo specifically! I was recently binging on episodes of The Expanse, so she's the actress (and The Voice, lol) I saw and heard in my head for Hurricane Azra Khan Great minds think alike, huh... Thank you, Carlos, for reading, commenting and mentioning having admiration for Alice. This is after all her story, so I do want readers to connect to her and her situations. Thanks again for reading and giving the story a chapter "like"
  8. AC Benus

    Finding Joy

    I think it's wonderful that you had your mom read this piece. It really touches my heart, and I'm super glad she found things to be generally "right". Please convey my gratitude and thanks to her Humor was something I paid close attention to here, even at a late stage in the process deciding the final scene we see of the couple in bed together needed to be lightened with more of it. It's always a tricky ingredient to use in the right proportions. But that you say if feels real-life is the best compliment I can hope to get. And as for moms and love, I do feel in my heart that this is a moms and daughters tale, and in that light, even Joy comes in to be proven her mother's pride and joy. Thank you for reading and sharing this story, Mike. I can't tell you how much I appreciate it
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  10. Defiance19

    Finding Joy

    Finding Joy! That was a lovely surprise I had a different idea as to who Joy was. There’s a lot of emotion in the story, but so much love too. I could empathise with what they were going through and was happy they came through stronger at the end of it all A really wonderful story, AC. Thank you.
  11. kbois

    Chapter 33

    You didn't miss anything. Ryan's parents are still alive. I just didn't have the time to write them into the story.
  12. Wayne Gray


    I've definitely succeeded with Nate's character so far. 😋 For me, I look for imperfections in characters. Nate's are obvious, but all of the characters in the story have them. You might get your wish. There's only one way to find out! Thanks for reading and commenting!
  13. kbois

    Chapter 33

  14. AC Benus

    Finding Joy

    Thank you, Rigby! Not being an expert, I googled "when to have a baby shower," and saw the answer is four to six weeks before the due date. Perhaps this particular custom is not observed Down Under.... But I do tend to agree, having one after the brith would be considerably more practical Concerning "mental cavities," lol, I'm aware that the bad old days of Eugenics-centered health policy touted "mental hygiene" as a priority, so it seemed natural in a dream state that "mental" and "dental" would get conflated. I hope it works to some good comedic effect. As for your praise of my writing, I blush all over, but thank you very kindly. I strive for quick-readers, where the reader is more an experiencer than a bystander. Hopefully it's working here. Thank you once more
  15. FanLit


    Nate’s a prick, bigger than his own. While there are a whole lot of different things that can happen to a whole lot of people at this point, I hope a humbling is involved for Nate.
  16. jaysalmn

    Chapter 6

    I'm so sad there's only one chapter left! I'm absolutely loving this story!
  17. Thorn Wilde


    i hate that i care what you think of me it shouldn’t matter not one bit but i want you to like me and i know you don’t you need not deny it it’s fine but i think you misunderstood at some point, you misunderstood who i am and it shouldn’t matter but i hate that i care what you think that you can affect me you don’t even know me but still i care what you think of me and i hate that
  18. spikey582

    Chapter 6

    One chapter??? It’s just getting good!
  19. This story from Arthur's past is exciting, sweet and important. He learned a lot and so did we.
  20. AC Benus

    Finding Joy

    Thank you for reading and leaving me some wonderful comments, Molly! I naturally feel respect for all women who must actively strive to become mothers; it's a noble calling. Although it cannot be easy, I hoped I have touched upon the subject in a realistic way. On the other hand, this is Alice's story and through her I wish to bring attention to CDD (meaning, if this were Fuchsia's story, the structure and themes would be quite different). Thanks again for reading and commenting! You're the best
  21. Mikiesboy

    Of God and Angels

    thank you for sharing this Def. i remain unsure of this piece.. thank you for reading it and for your wonderful insight and comments. Thank you. xo
  22. Carlos Hazday


    The orange glow from the White House told me the loonies and haters would be acting up.
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